There's something ugly growing in this country. Across the nation, state legislatures are debating bills that'll have profound impact on future presidential elections. Known collectively as "birther" bills, they're a variety of provisions requiring presidential candidates to submit proof of American citizenship before they can get their names on election ballots.
Early this semester, the worst snowstorm of the year swept across Omaha. Weather forecasters predicted over 12 inches of snow overnight, with more expected the next day.
"Killing at Millard South." "UNL Warns Students of Possible Gunman." "Another Report of Possible Gunman at UNL."
In early November, during a final week of unexpectedly pleasant weather before the start of that special hell Nebraskans call "winter," the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee brought its efforts to UNO.
The end is near.
Two weeks ago, at an Indiana Senate debate, Eric Turner, Republican state representative, delivered comments that angered many. While discussing an amendment to an anti-abortion bill that would allow women whose pregnancy is the result of rape or incest to undergo the procedure, he implied that women who want an abortion could simply lie about being a victim.
In a column I wrote last July titled "Education is the key to the future." I commented on the financial problems faced by states and municipalities and the measures local governments were taking to clean up their fiscal houses. Among the options being considered at the time were cuts to education spending from elementary to higher education.
With student elections coming up March 8, it's high time some critical changes took place at this school.